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Les 7 Vaillants, 2017

By Les Equilibristes

  • Appellation: Languedoc Pézenas
  • Region: Languedoc
  • Country: France
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache
  • Soil type: Clay, Limestone, Schist
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 40 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Vine / certified organically grown, a one land piece vineyard in the garigue, high density of plantation, short pruning ("en éventail"), permanent green manure sowed, Hand harvest with crates. Wine / Simultaneous maceration of the 3 grape varieties, low extraction, 1/3 ageing in barrels, 2/3 in vats Spirit / Design a fresh southern wine with low sweetness and a sound tannic structure

Taste it at...

  • London 2020

About Les Equilibristes

Languedoc, France

“Les Equilibristes” (the “Tightrope Walkers”) aim to shake up winemakers willing to craft different wines.
By freeing them from their habits and practices, they intend to shape together a vibrant and unique wine.
Their set of golden rules are the following: indigenous grape varieties, organic winemaking, tillage, indigenous yeasts, minimal sulphur rates.

10 vintages, 7 winemakers, 18 grape varieties, 5 regions (Anjou, Périgord, Languedoc, Corbières, Banyuls).

The 2 Equilibristes:
– François de Monval: “wine merchant”, cellar and restaurant owner in Paris (La Canonnière), wine enthusiast fed every day by its clients.
– Florent Girou: “travelling oenologist”, winemaker in the Perigord Region, wine-maniac, torn between the preservation of the ancient know how and the constant calling into question of some practices.